„The future on your side”
Students of the University of the Arts in the Liebermann Villa
The idea of renewal in art and supporting young artists was of central importance to Max Liebermann (1847-1935). He invited rising talents to his home to work in his studio; wrote recommendations to critics and museum directors; provided appraisals of works and arranged for the inclusion of young artists in national and international exhibitions. The opinion of the next generation was also of great importance to Liebermann, as he wrote to the director of the Hamburg Kunsthalle, Alfred Lichtwark, in 1905: “[…] You could tell me nothing more pleasant than that my younger colleagues like my portraits. When you have the youth on your side, you have the future on your side, that alone is important.”
In the spirit of Liebermann’s we have invited art students from the Berlin University of the Arts to join us in the Liebermann Villa in the summer of 2023. Inspired by the place, its history and the Liebermann family, students from the class of Prof. Dr. Christine Streuli will enter into dialogue with the villa, presenting their artworks in its rooms between July and Septemer
The exhibition takes place in collaboration with the Berlin University of the Arts.